Volkswagen California


With a complete kitchen and enough space to sleep four, the Volkswagen California is a camper van with all the bases covered. 

Perfect for families or couples, it is the lynchpin of a successful holiday.

The new Volkswagen California can be discovered at Jardine Motors Group in Essex.


To maximise safety throughout your trip, the Volkswagen California features an Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Force Distribution, which combine to spread the impact of braking across all of the wheels.

Airbags are located within the cabin and in the side and front curtains of the living area, and a first aid bag and warning triangle are stored safely for use.


The powerful frame of the Volkswagen California makes an instant impression but, despite having enough space for the whole family, it is actually the same length as a standard MPV, giving it increased mobility. Inside, the large cabin contains everything you need to complete the holiday experience, with heated seats, carpeted floor, and the option to blackout the windscreen and cab doors at night.The living area is where the California really comes into its own. Two folding chairs, a clothes cupboard, and stylish curtains will have everybody feeling at home, and you can stash plenty of food in the 42-litre “Waeco” fridge. The kitchen unit includes a sink/cooker combination with a removable washing-up bowl, and the floor has a plastic safety cover.The innovative roof transforms into an extra bed using a gas-spring supported pivoting mechanism, and the resulting roof bed has closable ventilation windows, a mosquito net, and foam padding to keep its occupants comfortable.


The attention to detail continues beneath the bonnet.

A selection of four TDI common rail engines, ranging from 84PS to 180PS, means you can choose the power band to suit your purposes.

A Direct Shift Gearbox conserves energy each time you change gear, so fuel economy can reach an impressive 43.4mpg and, with CO2 emissions ranging from 203 to 214g/km thanks to diesel particulate filters, the California has never been greener.

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Vehicle Length 4892 mm / 192.6 in
Vehicle Width 1904 mm / 75 in
Vehicle Height (unladen) 1995 mm / 78.5 in
Wheelbase 3000 nm / 118.1 in
Unladen Weight (DIN) 2315 kg / 5301 lb

​Engine / Cylinders2.0-litre/4​
​Engine Capacity1968 cc​
​Max Torque340 nm @1750-2500 rpm​
​Max Power103 kW @3500 rpm​
Top Speed 106 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph / 15.7 sec
Combined Cycle 36.7 mpg
Urban Cycle 28.8 mpg
CO2 203 g/km

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